African Plant Database

Xerophyta eylesii (Greves) N.L. Menezes
Protologue : Ci. & Cult. 23(3): 422 (1971)
Information on the genus : Xerophyta
Basionym : Vellozia eylesii Greves
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vellozia eylesii Greves (1921)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 15-30 cm tall; stem fibrous, 2,5-5 cm Ø, unbranched or forked at top; leaves and flowers arising separately from twin apices; leaves 4, tufted at ends; leaf sheath base 3-5,5 cm long; blades linear, 5-42x0,1-1,1 cm, thickly covered with short fine trichomes above, similar but less so below, margins softly-hairy; flowers solitary at shoot ends; peduncle 12-16,5 cm long, hairy; perianth pale to dark mauve or pale purple, 4,5-5 cm long; trichomes on ovary shield-shaped, fringed with single deciduous bristles; capsule known ?
Ecology : Miombo woodland with Loudetia, Hyparrhenia grasses; mopane woodland; copper outcrops, from apparently different habitats; 1000-1550 m alt.
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